A major key in keeping our community fire safe is awareness and education! With this thought in mind, the Mena Fire Department is working with the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide fire prevention materials for our community through their Annual Fire Prevention Program for the children of Mena and Polk County. These materials will be extremely effective in providing important information and valuable resources for our community.


Some of the materials we have carefully selected include activity manuals, brochures, booklets and other valuable teaching aids. A broad range of critical topics are addressed in these materials, including How to report a Fire: 9-1-1, Home Fire Safety, Crawl Low Below the Smoke, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Extinguisher Awareness, Burn Prevention, and other community concerns.


The Mena Fire Department will distribute these materials through presentations, activities and programs in our community. “This information is a great tool to help children, parents, teachers, and our community better understand and respond to the challenges and education needed to help protect our citizens every day,” said Chief Steve Egger.


The department is asking for the support of local businesses, by donating to help cover the cost of the materials they will be distributing. With last years tremendous support the department provided 1,533 Official Fire Safety Manuals for not only Mena students but also the Cossatot River School District and the Ouchita River School District. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to provide fire prevention education materials for our local community. All donations are appreciated! In recognition of their generosity, the name or business name will be listed on the materials distributed in our community. Nikki Murdock, state safety coordinator for National Fire Safety Council, Inc., will fully coordinate the program including materials, donations, and delivery, along with Chief Steve Egger. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS THE ONLY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT THE MENA FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS ENDORSED THIS YEAR. IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY A SIMILAR PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL ME IMMEDIATLY.


Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation for your consideration of this worthwhile project. Through our partnership, we will be able to work toward providing a safer community for all of our citizens. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Chief Steve Egger at 479-394-1234.


3-31-22 2:50 p.m. KAWX.ORG